Jon Stewart: super double Enemy of Democracy
MSNBC's Scarborough Country added their two cents -- generously speaking -- to a recent study showing that Daily Show viewers are more cynical and have more negative perceptions of candidates than network news watchers.
Watching a clip from Scarborough Country [VIDEO] on the burning question -- no, not the flag one... -- of whether Jon Stewart is the ENEMY OF DEMOCRACY or not, I laughed. Big laugh.
It has the effect of watching 1950s footage of overweight people trying to jiggle away the extra pounds with a massive rubber band.
They've even brought in a heavy from the tinker-toy mag of the Rightwing, Newsmax.
Forget about the obvious problems with the study, discussed HERE, this is AWESOME. There's nothing more inspiring to young voters than stodgy talking heads blathering earnestly about whether something so patently innocuous to them is more dangerous than heroin or running with scissors.
Keep attacking Jon Stewart please.
BONUS: For those who read my original piece on Stewart and the astonishingly limited powers of analysis of WaPo columnist, Richard Morin, there's this post script from a day or two later:
"We're thrilled to have Rich Morin join the Pew Research Center... His wealth of knowledge, as well as his ability to take complex data and translate it into compelling writing, will aid the Pew Research Center in its mission to help the press, the public and policymakers understand the important trends shaping America and the world."--> Sign up for Peek in your inbox... every morning! (Go here and check Peek box).